Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Reason for the Season. . .

Happy Holidays, Fans!

Christmas time is my favorite time of the year!
It’s that special time for the family to be near
Moms everywhere cooking delicious food
That’s one of the things that put me in a good mood
Dad carefully hanging the mistletoe
As I sit here watching, wishing Christmas would never go
The family is starting to gather and placing presents under the tree
The children are bright-eyed and bushy tailed running around with

Grandpa at the piano playing Christmas songs
While all my family congregates to help him sing along
I run to the window and it is beginning to snow
As I feel warm and fuzzy inside loving the moment so


The women call the children in to eat
We hurry to the table and take our seat
The family holds hands and begins the traditional blessings
With one eye open, I peek at the turkey dressing

We all take turns thanking the Lord for what we have
As I think of all the year’s blessings, it makes my heart glad
With spoons and forks clanking, that’s all I can hear
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and
A Prosperous New Year!


A sincere and giving heart doesn't just do it because of December 25th, but one that gives all year long.  Material possessions are just that--material.  This is a time to celebrate with family and friends for all the blessings you've received throughout the year.  Be thankful each and every day for your life, the lives of those you love, and pay respect to those who are no longer with us, but have left a touching mark on our lives.

With all the horror we see daily in the world, we need to spread more love around!  We're dealing with troubled times, which is all the more reason why we must cling to our faith.  Evil would like us to believe that God  and/or a Higher Power doesn't exist.   It is consistently working hard to remove your faith, so therefore, you have to work that much harder to fight against it, and most importantly, prove Evil wrong!

Until next weekend, Wishing You and Yours a Safe, Healthy and Pleasant Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Kimberly Ranee Hicks, Author/Poet